Author Contributions: Dr Svetkey had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Svetkey,
Stevens, Brantley, Appel, Loria, Vollmer, Gullion, Funk, Laferriere,
Kennedy, Heinith, Harsha, Evans, Erlinger, Champagne, Ard.
Acquisition of data: Svetkey, Stevens,
Brantley, Appel, Hollis, Smith, Samuel-Hodge, Myers, Lien, Laferriere,
Jerome, Erlinger, Coughlin, Charleston, Champagne, Bauck, Ard, Aicher.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Svetkey, Stevens, Brantley, Appel, Hollis, Loria, Vollmer, Gullion,
Lien, Erlinger, Dalcin, Bauck, Ard.
Drafting of the manuscript: Svetkey,
Stevens, Brantley, Appel, Hollis, Loria, Vollmer, Gullion, Funk, Ard.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Svetkey, Stevens, Brantley, Appel, Hollis,
Loria, Vollmer, Gullion, Funk, Samuel-Hodge, Myers, Lien, Laferriere,
Kennedy, Jerome, Heinith, Evans, Erlinger, Dalcin, Coughlin, Champagne,
Bauck, Ard, Aicher.
Statistical analysis: Hollis, Vollmer,
Obtained funding: Svetkey, Stevens,
Brantley, Appel, Hollis, Loria, Vollmer, Heinith, Harsha.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Svetkey, Stevens, Brantley, Appel, Hollis, Loria, Funk, Myers,
Laferriere, Jerome, Heinith, Harsha, Evans, Erlinger, Coughlin, Bauck,
Study supervision: Svetkey, Stevens,
Brantley, Appel, Hollis, Funk, Samuel-Hodge, Lien, Heinith.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants 5-U01 HL68734, 5-U01 HL68676, 5-U01 HL68790, 5-U01 HL68920,
and 5-HL68955 from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute. Some salary support for most individuals listed above was provided by the sponsor through the grants supporting this research, or, in the case of NHLBI project office, directly from the sponsor.
Role of the Sponsor: The study sponsor participated in most aspects of the design and conduct of the trial and preparation of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We wish to thank the WLM Data and Safety Monitoring Board and special thanks go to the WLM participants that made this study possible. In addition,
we would thank the following individuals at each of the participating sites who made substantial contributions to the work but who are not authors: Joel Bronstein, Blondeaner Brown, William Fan, MD, Jeanne Gresko, Tovon Hamilton, Aidan Hysjulien, Keely Kelly, Martis King,
Velda Martin, Heather McGuire, MD, Tonya Milligan, LaVerne Pruden,
LaChanda Reams, Patrice Reams, Fran Rukenbrod, RD, LDN, Sonia Steele,
MPH, RD, LDN, and Edward Van Williamson, Duke University Medical Center,
Durham, North Carolina; Andrea Booth, Cassie Brode, BA, Berkley C.
Curtis, Jr, MS, PA-S, Maura K. Deeley, Debra J. Gayles, BS, Tara Harrison,
Gloria Lawrence, Adriana E. Matos, BA, Karen McCully, MSc, LDN, Denise Monnett, Dana Owens, BS, Theresa L. Panichello, Mark E. Poisall, MS,
CSCS, Ryan Rinker, Joy Q. Saunders, Amber C. Summers, MHS, RD, and Karen White MS, RD, Johns Hopkins Pro Health, Baltimore, Maryland;
Kristina Booker, BS, Leah Brooks, Adrianne C. Feldstein, MD, MS, Craig Fleming, MD, Renee Giroux, RD, LD, CDE, Cheryl A. Johnson, Ed M, Thomas Knapp, Ann MacFarlane, Leah Puderbaugh, Debbie Reck, Jodi Reed, Kathy Schwab, MPH, RD, Nina Scott, LSWC, Dana R. Sturtevant, MS, RD, Marti Summer Judy Wick, RN, MAT, Catherine Willeford, MS, RD, and Carol L. Young, DTR, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Clinical Site, Portland, Oregon; Calynn Bunol, Lindsay Coates, Laura Decuir,
RD, LDN, Frank Greenway, MD, Katherine Lastor, LDN, RD, Lekeisha Lee,
Erma Levy, MPH, RD, LDN, Jennifer Perault, Dawn Rachal, Anne Schulte,
Liz Tucker, and Dana Vieselmeyer, Pennington Biomedical Research Center,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Michael Allison, BS, Chuhe Chen, PhD, Luanna Diller, Judy Donald, MS, BSN, Clifton Hindmarsh, MS, Njeri Karanja,
PhD, RD, Nidhi Kochar, MS, Teresa Kimes, MS, Carrie Meeks, Richard Meenan, PhD, Parker Pettus, MS, Rina Prasad, BA, PgDipLGA, and Gayle Meltesen, MS, Coordinating Center at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon; and Susan M. Czajkowski, PhD, Jungnam Joo, PhD, Eva Obarzanek, PhD, MPH, RD, Charlotte Pratt, PhD, RD, NHLBI Project Office, Bethesda, Maryland. All were compensated as a regular part of their duties.